UPDATE: The Senate voted to advance House Bill 1318. 

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House Bill 1318 would add a medically unjustified third mandatory waiting period and in-person required visit to the medication abortion procedure. 

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes House Bill 1318.

The decision about whether, when, or how to become a parent is one of the most important life decisions we make. We should be able to do so without barriers and political interference and free from fear or the policing of our bodies. Reproductive freedom is a fundamental constitutional right grounded in the privacy protections of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution. And laws that restrict our access to abortion are a violation of our civil rights and liberties.

Sponsors

The Committee on State Affairs at the request of the Office of the Governor

Status

Active

Session

2022

Bill number

Position

Oppose